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Stem cell storage from fat extraction

Stem cells form the foundation for regenerative medicine which enables the body to regrow, repair or replace damaged cells or tissues. This medical procedure enables us to harvest this rich source of stem cells from fat stores in the body, For storage and future use, or in preparation for your chosen cosmetic procedures involving fat transfers to the face and/or other areas of the body.

 

Approx. recovery time
3-10 days

1

Consultation

Book a 1 hour consultation with Dr. Andreas Androulakakis.

2

Procedure

On the day, the procedure takes approx. 1 hour.

3

Aftercare

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About

A stem cell fat transfer, also known as a stem cell-enriched fat transfer or fat grafting with stem cells, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves harvesting fat from one area of the body and transferring it to another area with the addition of stem cells to enhance the graft's survival and improve the overall results.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The first step involves harvesting fat from a donor site in the patient's body, usually through liposuction. The donor site is typically an area with excess fat, such as the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. Liposuction is performed using a cannula, which is a thin tube that is inserted through small incisions in the skin to remove the fat cells.

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Once the fat is harvested, it is processed to separate the fat cells from other substances, such as blood, oil, and connective tissue. The processed fat is then purified to obtain a concentrated fat graft that is ready for transplantation.

Stem cells can be obtained from various sources, such as the patient's own adipose (fat) tissue or bone marrow. In some cases, stem cells may also be obtained from a donor or a commercial source. The stem cells are isolated and concentrated to obtain a high number of viable cells.

The concentrated fat graft obtained from step 2 is then combined with the harvested stem cells. The stem cells are mixed with the fat graft to create a stem cell-enriched fat graft.

The stem cell-enriched fat graft is then carefully injected into the recipient site where the patient desires augmentation or rejuvenation. The recipient site can be various areas of the body, such as the face, breasts, buttocks, or hands. The surgeon uses precise techniques to deposit the fat cells and stem cells in multiple layers to create a natural-looking result.

Dr. Andreas Androulakakis

M.D Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Cosmetic and Reconstructive

Dr. Andreas Androulakakis stands at the helm of Galen. His founding vision for a centre of holistic health is rooted in the belief that wellbeing comes from full enjoyment of the human experience as much as it benefits from medical science.

As a Plastic Surgeon and Aesthetic Doctor, recognised around the world, his devotion to realising the wellbeing goals of his patients has remained consistent throughout his extensive career. Specialising in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, for which he receives consistently high client satisfaction rates, over the years he has developed a significant interest in Aesthetic Medicine.